Pastels or pastel colors belong to a pale family of colors, which, when described in the HSV color space, have high value and low saturation.The name comes from pastels, art media characteristic of this color family. The colors of this family are usually described as "soothing". Pink, mauve, and baby blue are commonly used pastel colors, as well as magic mint, peach, periwinkle, and lavender.
In the 1980s, there was a trend of pastel colors in men's fashion.
There is also a type of goth style called pastel goth which takes the pastel colors and adds them to classic goth fashion.